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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS

Auckland. The Crown Prince of Tonga is dead. The Premier has been persuaded to go ' overland from Whangarei to Kaipara, and then to pass through to Auckland, visiting the settlements en route. The Bank of New Zealand shipped by the Rotomahana four boxes containing 3,7870 z of gold for transhipment at Wellington for London. Thames. The Thames municipal muddle was'advanced another stage to-night. In deciding the recent action in the Supreme Court, Judge Gillies dfldwfld that all transactions during the exclusion of members for Parawai Ward were illegal, but in the interim several meetings were held, and Mr Minnie’s seat as Councillor for Middle Ward was declared vacant, and another person elected in his stead. At a special meeting held to-night for tho purpose of ratifying, or otherwise, the business lately transacted, Mr Minnie presented himself and claimed the right of Councillorship. The Mayor declined to recognise him as other than a ratepayer, and a long discussion ensued. Eventually it was decided to obtain the opinion of Sir Frederick Whitaker on the subject, and a sub-committee was appointed to state a case for his consideration. Wellington. It is understood that the first sod of tho North Island Main Trunk Railway will he laid on April 15 at Te Awamutu, and that the ceremony will be performed by the well-known chiefs, Wahanui, Bewi, and Taonui, and that they will be assisted by the Hon Mr Stout. It is not considered likalv that there will be any ceremony at the Marlon end. Tho police have received instructions from the Defence Minister to prepare a first-class militia roll, and are now enrolling all male residents (not excepted under the Act) between the ages of 17 and 30. In reply to a deputation which waited upon him, asking the terms upon which A torpedo corps would be accepted, the Hon J. Bal'ance said want of funds would prevent Government from accepting. No more Volunteer Corps could be accepted unless they consented to forego capitation allowance. If a corps could maintain itself, proper appliances would be supplied by Government The Governor has received a letter, stating that the lamb sent Home by the Gear Company to the Duke of Cambridge arrived in capital condition, and was served up at two parties. The flavor of the lamb proved excellent. M. de Harven has bad an offer of 10,000 acres at Eltham, on the Opunake road, subject to certain conditions as to settlement and improvement, for the pur- , po-e of a Belgian settlement. The land is bush land of fine quality. Dunedin.

A difference has arisen between the Chairman and the Ungiueer of the Harbor Boird, over the question'whether the works of the upper harbor are being carried on in accordance with Sir John Coode’s plan or not. The feeling of the Board to-day was that the present relations could not last, and the Works Com- - mittee has been deputed to enquire into the whole matter.

An accident occurred at the Kaitangata coal mine this morning, by which a young man named George Carr was killed. While the men were working at an early hour in' the incline of the new drive, two of them accidently let a box ran away, and this caught deceased, who was working at the bottom of the incline, and crushed him against another box. His injuries were so serious that be died at eight o’clock. The Moagiel Woollen Factory Company has declared an interim dividend at the rate of 10 per cent. A girl sevea years old, named Kate Martin, was drowned at Waikouaiti on Monday last. She was crossing a deep ditch on a plank and fell in. •

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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1510, 10 April 1885

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YESTERDAY’S LATE TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1510, 10 April 1885

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